Vino Passarelli


Vino Passarelli recently released the three newest varietals ... Ruby Cabernet (fishnet stockings), Syrah (cowboy boots) and Splash III (barefoot which is a blend of Merlot, Red Zinfandel and Syrah) in addition to our original varietals of Red Zinfandel (black pumps), Merlot (black boots) and original Splash (barefoot which is a blend of Merlot and Red Zinfandel). Collect all six while they are still available! Special order 1/2 case now ... one of each varietal! We are a new winery in Denver, but our roots run deep. Our Passarelli family has been stomping grapes in Italy's Calabria region since the early 1900's. Our smooth red wines have a light oak flavor and pair well with just about any food. Papa refers to his 3rd glass of wine as "just a little splash." Salute!



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The Passarelli family originated from the Calabria region in southern Italy. Our family wine making tradition dates back to the early 1900's, when our ancestors first migrated to the United States. Some of the first Italians to settle in Colorado found a home in Salida, in what was then referred to as 'Dago Town,' at the bottom of Tenderfoot mountain next to the Arkansas River. Our Nona's mother, Grandma Lucia, would send our Papa and his brother, Jimmy, to the railroad with wheel barrels to get our first grapes from the old boxcars. Papa and zio (uncle) Jimmy would put on rubber boots and stomp the fresh grapes in large tubs. The grape juice would then go into old oak barrels to ferment. We have been perfecting this process ever since and are happy to share all that learning and love in each of our bottles.

Nona's father, Angelo Marchase, hand-built her a house, including a wine cellar, which we still use to make wine today. We take great pride in the history of our country, our family, and especially our wine. We hope you enjoy it with us. Salute!

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